Street Construction Closures

Line Road

The Street Dept. is unloading pipe for Line Road on Monday, Jan. 6, and weather permitting, will start installing it on Tuesday, Jan. 7. The street will not be closed, but motorists need to slow down and use caution for the safety of our crews.

Fifth Avenue's old bridge

Weather permitting, the Street Department will start work to replace the old bridge on Fifth Avenue on Monday, Dec. 16. This will require the street to be closed to thru traffic for several weeks. The City has notified the school systems so they can adjust their bus routes. 

First Avenue area around old Athens Elementary

Watch for periodic street closures as the Athens City School System's contractor works to tear down the old school.

In addition, a paving contractor will be in the First Avenue/Athens Elementary/Athens-Limestone Hospital area in December to pave streets impacted by the drainage improvement project.

Street closures due to events

These events have received permits:
  • None at this time

ATRIP, TAP and other projects that will impact streets (estimated start dates)

The City of Athens coordinates with the Alabama Department of Transportation on these projects, and the dates are subject to change
  • Forrest Street bridges and resurfacing – The street east of U.S. 31 closed March 4, 2019, and will remain closed until summer 2020, weather permitting. This is to replace the two bridges over Swan Creek and make other safety improvements. Click here for more project info.
  • Alabama 251 roundabout – Wait until Forrest St bridges done. (State project)
  • U.S. 31/Pryor Street Sidewalk – In the bid process phase.